West Brom tickets can soon be yours as, ending last season in 10th place, hopes are high that the team can kick on and finish even higher this season! West Brom are one of the few teams to represent the Midlands in the Premier League and, with local rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham FC languishing in the Championship, they are currently the only team from the Midlands in the top flight. Find out if the Baggies can keep the momentum up from last year for yourself and buy your WBA tickets now.
West Brom officially recognised as best youth set-up
New fans to the team may be wondering what exactly is the Albion Academy and why is it something to be proud of? The truth is Albion Academy, West Brom's training facility for young football players, has produced some of the country's top players over the years! With players such as Sam Field, Jonathon Leko and Tyler Roberts all having broken into the first team, it should come as no surprise that the Albion Academy has been officially recognised as one of the best in the country, earning a category one status! Other notable alumni include Chelsea's Isaiah Brown and Liverpool's Yan Dhanda and there's little doubt that the future's bright for the West Bromwich-based academy.
Why the Baggies?
It may surprise you to know that West Brom's most famous nickname, "The Baggies" was originally used as a slur against the team, and it wasn't completely embraced by the team until much later! While the origin of the nickname is heavily disputed, there are generally three stories that are contested. The first story is that that the name derives from the 1900s, when West Brom fans' wore baggy trousers (to protect themselves from molten iron), the second suggests that the name comes from the "bagmen", folk who would carry the club's daily takings in huge leather bags (a journey made, due to the design of the stadium, in front of the crowd), and the third story accounts it to the baggy clothing of the players at the time, wearing hand-me-downs from previous (larger) players, who were sold to stop the team from going bankrupt!
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